Developer Linux News for Aug 22, 2000
LinuxPR: KDE Desktop is Show Favorite At Linuxworld; Linux Users Speak: KDE is the Best Desktop for Linux (Aug 22, 2000, 23:16)
"We believe that KDE and KOffice form an unparalleled
next-generation Linux desktop and will pave the way to the
widespread acceptance of Linux for desktop users."
PRNewswire: Sybase to Open Source Watcom C/C++ and Fortran Compilers (Aug 22, 2000, 23:09)
"Sybase feels that leveraging the tremendous talent pool in the
Open Source community is the best way to enable customers to
continue to support and evolve these products into the future."
PRNewswire: Porting Kit for Linux Drivers (Aug 22, 2000, 23:06)
"Sun Microsystems today announced it is making the Solaris
Operating Environment Network Driver Porting Kit for Linux Drivers
available free of charge."
BW: David Sugar Elected to Vovida Networks Sponsored Seat on International Softswitch Consortium (Aug 22, 2000, 23:03)
"The Linux development community and open source community
elected David Sugar as their representative to participate on the
International Softswitch Consortium (ISC)."
BW: internet.com Adds Three New Internally Developed Web Sites (Aug 22, 2000, 22:51)
"The three newly developed sites include AllLinuxDevices.com,
Enterprise LinuxToday.com and The List of ASPs."
BW: CLeanscape Software Announces 'C' and Linux Upgrades to Development Environment (Aug 22, 2000, 22:47)
"Cleanscape XTC-1750A is targeted at embedded systems designers
of aerospace and military applications specifying MIL-STD-1750A
radiation-hardened processors who want to transition from legacy
languages to the C language."
ComputerWorld: Linux applications make leap to Unix (Aug 22, 2000, 21:33)
"However, it could also spell danger for the very vendors that
are offering the support, facilitating a wholesale migration away
from their proprietary Unix versions toward Linux."
LinuxPR: FreeLists to provide mailing list services based entirely on Free software (Aug 22, 2000, 21:07)
"The FreeLists solution is based entirely on Free Software,
underlining the idea that commercial-grade services can be and are
attainable without commercial/proprietary products."
boston.internet.com: More Linux Madness (Aug 22, 2000, 20:59)
"Web communities have played a key role in the development of
Linux, which makes its core software freely available for
developers to append, upgrade and redistribute."
boston.internet.com: Linux, Linux Everywhere (Aug 22, 2000, 20:54)
"The support of big company partners is seen as crucial both in
adding up-to-date applications that will make the software more
popular and in installing it in popular hardware, such as IBM
ThinkPad laptops and Sun's Solaris computers."
LinuxPR: Proven Software... New Inventory and Point of Sale Module for Proven CHOICE Accounting (Aug 22, 2000, 20:26)
"The module is appropriate for a wide range of companies and
organizations. The module supplements the rapidly growing Proven
CHOICE line of integrated accounting programs..."
Smart Partner: Will Linux, Unix Share Same User Interface? (Aug 22, 2000, 19:02)
"...The Gnome Foundation faces tall challenges. History shows
that multivendor efforts often fail because managers from member
companies can't put aside their differences long enough to beat
AS400 Network: Linux Sharks Circle Microsoft (Aug 22, 2000, 18:44)
"IBM is embracing Linux with a vengeance and, in the process,
tossing a challenge to that Redmond bad boy, Microsoft. As the
prospect of a Microsoft breakup looms closer, competition is
heating up the already bubbling Linux market."
CRN: Licensing Policy in Question -- Microsoft Select customers to pay more for Windows deployment (Aug 22, 2000, 18:04)
"Why is Microsoft hiking software costs at a time when desktop
sales are slowing and it is facing increased competition on the
desktop? ...some observers say Microsoft is playing with fire in
the face of emerging competitive threats such as Linux and the
BSD Today: Using the Ethereal Network Analyzer (Aug 22, 2000, 16:54)
"Ethereal is a GUI network protocol analyzer. It lets you
interactively browse packet data from a live network or from a
previously saved capture file. Ethereal knows how to read libpcap
capture files, including those of tcpdump."
Kernel Cousin Wine #57 By Eric Pouech (Aug 22, 2000, 15:55)
Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
Internet Week: Linux Repositioned For PC, High-End Apps (Aug 22, 2000, 15:31)
"Linux may be moving off the farm and onto a PC or high-end
server near you."
CNET News.com: Microsoft ditches two more private lawsuits (Aug 22, 2000, 14:35)
"Microsoft's success has been in getting judges to dismiss the
cases not on their merits, but on a technicality... only parties
who directly bought a product can file lawsuits in federal and most
state courts. ...Microsoft sold the bulk of Windows 95 and 98
copies to PC makers and retailers and not consumers..."
LinuxPR: Compaq Delivers Expanded Linux Server and Desktop Solutions for Demanding Applications (Aug 22, 2000, 13:39)
"Furthering its commitment to develop innovative solutions for
the Linux marketplace, Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ)
today announced new Linux products and partner-based offerings that
will enable its Linux customers to achieve new levels of enterprise
availability, scalability and management."
IBM developerWorks: Source for Sash for Linux available (Aug 22, 2000, 13:38)
"SashXB for Linux is a "from the ground up" rewrite of Sash
targeted at the Linux desktop. It uses the Mozilla Gecko HTML
layout engine, the Xerces XML parser and a number of Gnome
components as its primitives."
Canada Computes: Rock around the clock with Linux MP3 program [XMMS] (Aug 22, 2000, 11:17)
"While MP3 is evil and is only used by the unclean, the criminal
and the delinquents of the world, Linux has what I believe to be
the best MP3 player available. Unlike it's main competitor in
Windows, the beauty of this MP3 player is that it is open
Money.com: Linuxmania 2.0 (Aug 22, 2000, 07:43)
"This week's LinuxWorld Expo demonstrated that the upstart
operating system is alive and well--even if Linux stocks
ZDNet: GNOME vs. KDE: This means war? (Aug 22, 2000, 06:53)
"For a war that supposedly isn't, the battle over open-source
desktops seems to be getting bloodier."
BetaNews: Microsoft Denies Working on Linux Ports (Aug 22, 2000, 00:25)
"After reports surfaced yesterday claiming the software giant is
working on porting applications to Linux, Microsoft sent word to
BetaNews denying the rumors, specifically touching on Office."